First Thursdays

November Festival Partners

Extended Hours on the Plaza

Eskenazi Museum of Art (4-7pm)

Friends of Art Bookshop (4-7pm)

Grunwald Gallery (4-6pm)

Lilly Library (4-7pm)

Community Partners

Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Cosmic Songwriter

Lotus Education & Arts Foundation

Monroe County Public Library

Morgenstern's Books


WonderLab Science Museum


Campus Partners

ACT Humanities Students 

African American Arts Institute 

Alpha Chi Sigma 


Center of Excellence for Women & Technology 

Dept. of French and Italian 

Dept. of Philosophy 

Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese 

Dhar India Studies 

East Asian Studies Center 

Eskenazi School Ceramics Area 

First Nations Educational and Cultural Center 

Gift of Life 

Hamilton Lugar School LLC 


Hoosier Experience 

Indiana Memorial Union 

Integrated Program in the Environment (IPE) 

IU Arts Administration Programs (MAAA) 

IU Cinema 

IU Corps 

IU Education Abroad 

IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology 

IU Painting Guild 


IU Prison Arts Initiative

IU School of Nursing 

IU Theatre + Dance 

IU Undergraduate Research 

Jacobs School of Music

Kesem @ IU 

LGBTQ+ Culture Center 

Luddy School Makerspaces 

Media School Game Design 

Office of the Chief Health Officer 

Office of International Services 

Political and Civic Engagement (PACE) 

Queer Student Union

Recreation Therapy Club

Summer Language Workshop



U Bring Change 2 Mind 


Undergraduate Student Arts Managers (USAM) 

University Collections at McCalla 

WFIU + WTIU Public Broadcasting 

Working Title Magazine

Wylie House Museum

Volunteer Opportunities!

Be a First Thursdays Hero!

The First Thursdays festivals wouldn’t be possible without the hard work and dedication of a small army of student volunteers. Our volunteers are an eclectic group from different academic majors and backgrounds, but they share a common passion for the arts and humanities and a desire to share the transformative power of creativity with our community. For their service, volunteers receive a free First Thursdays t-shirt, a voucher for free food from the First Thursdays food trucks, and the undying gratitude of the Arts & Humanities Council.

Sign Up to Volunteer at First Thursdays

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